If you are serving or posting the PDFs on your site.
Reopen your PDF in Acrobat Pro, for me it was version 8 but others should work, and in the Advanced menu select "Enable usage rights in Adobe Reader..." Click OK in the dialog box. Then resave your PDF and post the updated PDF to your server, then your problem should go away.
This seems to be a Reader X issue. If you are not the owner of the files and are just trying to save files form the web then you are SOL.
It's not my site but sites my clients visit.
On the site in my first posting you can save the PDF when you are using Reader 9.4.x, but when you open the file in Reader X you cannot save the file.
Reader doesn't allow one to save the changes made to a pdf file, unless it has been granted rights as mentioned by A Benso. For saving changes made to a pdf file you need Acrobat.
The dialog that you see notifies the same. Press OK on that dialog and you should be good to go. (Only catch here is that the saved pdf file will not have the data entered into it. For that purpose use Adobe Acrobat.)
I am facing the exact same problem as originally posted. It has nothing to do with saving changes made to a pdf file, but the inability to save a copy of any published papers from the Science Direct website which, as reported above, was never a problem in Adobe Reader 9.4.x. Under Reader X, clicking the Save a Copy button elicits no response, while pressing OK in the dialog that appears with Ctrl-Shift-S also doesn't allow the save to proceed i.e. the warning disappears and no Save dialog appears (as you'd expect after the warning about the Reader's inability to save changes made to the original pdf). As reported, the Save seems to work fine on other websites.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Pending some resolution, I think the only option is to revert to the previous version.
As mentioned above we DONT want to change anything in de pdf file, we just want to save it.
Rollback to the previous version is NOT an option.
User can save the pdf file by right click and save target, then the file can be saved
We've had all kinds of issues with this. If your user isn't a LOCAL ADMIN (and they shoudln't be) on the computer and the web browser is Internet Explorer, and the site has protected mode = ON in IE, and you have "display PDF in browser" enabled, you can kiss mouse wheel support, saving PDF's and some other things goodbye. It seems to be a permissions issue when you start to resrtict what the user and user mode applications can do.
- If you disable the "display PDF in browser" option it works, but this breaks the DDE scripts on some websites.
- If you make the user an ADMIN on the workstation, it works, but that is stupid and we shouldn't have to do that.
If you make the site a trusted site, or disable internet explorer sandboxing by eliminating protected mode support, it works, but again that is stupid - you shoudln't have to trust every site you want to print/save a stupid PDF from. And besides, Adobe even thinks sandboxing is important, they just implemented protected mode support. We shoudln't have to disable it in another product to get this one to work!
Really hoping that someone at Adobe will get a clue and start making something that works with corporate machines that have limited user rights, and UNC path folder redirection and roaming profiles, and print drivers that need to be used to render the document to print correctly and etc...
Couldn't agree more. But how can we make them!?
Well I for one have been considering the PURCHASE of another product, as a favorable alternative to the continued use of the FREE product Adobe offers. If that doesn't spell out how bad it has gotten, I'm not sure what does.
I know foxit has been thrown around a lot as an alternative, but I don't like that prodcut very much, however I noticed that Nuance has released a free reader recently. That may be the push that I need to get used to life with PDF's with out Adobe in our environent. I have a high opinion of the PDF Creator line of products they offer, so this may be it.
Oh, by the way - more productively that is probably a generic message because you have the "old" forms enabled in the PDF that they are downloading.
It used to be that you could fill but not save a form in Adobe Reader. As new versions come out they have loosened the strings on that a little (to keep up with customer demand) but you need to use the "Extend Features in Adobe Reader" function when you create the form, or else you get the old warning that you can't save or modify the file.
With out re-doing the form with the newer method, and republishing the PDF, you can't get away from that message.
I also can't save PDF files with Reader X. I'd like to return to version 9, but I can't find that software. Does anyone have a copy of the version 9 reader or know where I can get one? Thanks.
Just also save the ftp site, you can download the latest versions and patches from here.
I've had the same problem, and only when trying to save journal articles from Science Direct, and can't get the file dropdown menu either. The Science Direct site has a .pdf downloader - the icon is along the top above the contents of the journal issue you have open. Once you open that you can save the articles to wherever you want them.
I too suffered from this same frustrating problem. I think it's only specific to certain internet browers. I usually experience the problem in Mozilla, but not IE. Maybe it's some Adobe-Internet communication issue.
I've tried two things for Mozilla:
- Send the file as an e-mail attachment (have to have outlook set up). Click the envelope icon, and select "attach to e-mail." A blank composition screen will appear with the file attached. I simply open the file and save it in the preferred location. Always works for me. -OR-
- Open Adobe X. Select Edit/Preferences. In the "Categories" panel on the left panel, select "Internet." Uncheck "Display PDF in browser." You can also access these settings after you open the file on SciDirect. Just rightclick the document and select "Page Display Preferences." After modifying settings, you'll need to close the file and reopen it for chances to take effect. Just tried this today, and has worked for me with no adverse effects, but I haven't rebooted my system or restarted Mozilla.
I will try to contact Adobe support to see why #2 would work.